Industry & Enterprise / Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)

All Year 10 Students study VCE Unit 1 Industry & Enterprise which is a compulsory subject that runs for the entire year.

In this subject, students explore the importance of work-related skills and apply their developing knowledge by completing at least 35 hours of Structured Workplace Learning (SWL). Students are required to maintain a workplace learning journal during this time.

SWL can be undertaken in a variety of settings including the following:

  • In a workplace
  • In community-based workplace (volunteering at a sporting club)
  • Through participation in community enterprise projects and activities (Immersion)
  • Through ongoing, short-term, or one-off structured student-initiated enterprise projects in the school or community
  • Through students’ part-time or casual work out of school hours which may be paid or unpaid
  • Through on-the-job training as part of a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship.

It is important to note that students must meet the legislative requirements by completing the required safe@work modules and forms prior to undertaking any SWL. These forms are to be completed and signed by the parent, student, and employer before being submitted to the Industry and Enterprise teacher. These will then be sent to the college principal for approval. These forms ensure that students are covered by the College Public Liability insurance policy in the event of an accident.

For further information please contact:

Mrs Belinda McMartin
Workplace Learning & Administration Officer
Ph: 5822 8400

Helpful Links

Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) – Structured Workplace Learning Opportunities Visit Now

Department of Education and Training – Structured Workplace Learning Information Visit Now